Neeson’s mother Kitty died on Saturday, Neeson’s rep confirmed to Fox News.
Neeson turned 68 on Sunday.
Kitty’s death was mentioned in a live-streamed mass shared on Facebook by the Ballymena Kirkinriola Parish.
“Let us pray for the faithful departed. We pray for those that died recently… [including] Kitty Neeson,” said the priest during the service. “Her funeral arrangements will be later.”
Councillor Peter Johnston, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council released a statement as well, per a local Ballymena, Ireland outlet Ballymena Daily
“Very sorry to hear this news. As Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, I will be raising this at full council on Tuesday where we will be holding a minute’s silence,” he said. “Rest in Peace, Kitty.”
The Ballymena Daily says Kitty’s community remembers her “her working as a dinner lady at St. Louis School.”
No cause of death was mentioned.